Woman's Club donates to library group

DOWNEY - The Woman's Club of Downey presented a $400 donation to the Friends of the Downey City Library last week.Pat Smith, president of Friends of the Downey City Library, accepted the check at the Woman's Club's June 6 meeting. "It was touching to know how much good we can do when we are united for a common good," said Marie Augimeri, chair of the Woman's Club gourmet bunco group. "The heartfelt appreciation was tangible...It motivates me to try harder to triple that amount for next year." Smith said the donation came at a critical time. "As you know we are going through tough financial times and the Friends of the Downey Library is no exception," Smith said. Smith encouraged residents to lobby the state to spare the library from budget cuts. The organization also accepts donations from residents, she said. "The city of Downey is fortunate to have the Woman's Club of Downey," Mayor Roger Brossmer said in a statement. "I encourage all of our local service clubs to follow the lead of the Woman's Club."

********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09